Award The American Lawyer

Litigation Department of the Year - Finalist

Kirkland was named a finalist for "Litigation Department of the Year" in American Lawyer Media's biennial survey. Stand-out achievements include:

David Bernick's work for ABB Ltd. which led to the settlement of $1.2 billion in asbestos claims as part of its U.S. subsidiary's reorganization; Alex Dimitrief's work for United Airlines which led to settlements with its unions that are expected to save $2.5 billion annually through 2008; Richard Godfrey's representation of BP Products North America Inc. in which we achieved denials of class certification in several actions against BP; Our win for BP subsidiary Amoco Oil Company in a consumer fraud class action involving false advertising claims; and Alex Dimitrief's successful representation of Morgan Stanley in the Wall Street investment research scandal.